Introduction

flag Central African Republic Central African Republic: Introduction

Capital: Bangui

Population

Total Population: 5,579,144
Natural Increase: 2.2%
Density: 9 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 43.1%
Ethnic Origins: Baya about 29%, Beta about 23%, Metjia about 10%, Sara about 8%, M'Baka about 8%, Mboum 6%, Fulani 6% also and other ethnic groups about 12%. (Central African Institute of Statistics and Economic and Social Studies)
Official Language: French
Other Languages Spoken: Sangho (lingua franca and national language), other tribal languages
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Indigenous beliefs 35%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Muslim 15%.
Literacy Rate: 48.6%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Bangui

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: CFA Franc BEAC (XAF)

Country Overview

Area: 622,980 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Low-income economy.
An economy essentially dominated by agriculture.
HDI*: 0.350/1
HDI (World Rank): 187/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.

Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To call from The Central African Republic, dial 00
To call The Central African Republic, dial +236
Internet Suffix: .cf
Telephone Lines: 0.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 3.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 10.8% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 20182019202020212022
Imports of Goods (million USD) 606613506451496
Exports of Goods (million USD) 164148134130143
Imports of Services (million USD) 39746935400
Exports of Services (million USD) 24035729100

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.

 

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